Newsletter, Aug. 1, 2019

1 Aug

Meet the Teacher, School Supply Lists, Back to School Night and More…

Meet the Teacher Morning – Friday August 16th 7:30am-9:30am (new time!)

Find out your student’s teacher and classroom, say “hi!”, and drop off school supplies. Please note the new time in the morning. If you and your child are unable to attend Friday mornings MTT, you can call the school anytime after 9:30 am on Friday Aug 16th to ask who your student’s teacher will be. School supplies can be brought the first day of school. Back to School Night has been moved up to the 2nd week of school so parents/guardians can learn all about their student’s class much sooner this year!

Back to School Night (Evening) – Wednesday August 28th (PK-2/ 3-5 specific times TBD) 
Parents and guardians are invited up to the school to hear from their student’s teacher(s), talk to Special Areas teachers, purchase Birthday Book Club memberships, sign up to volunteer, and browse clubs and after school activities booths available to their students.

Free Inter-State Photos this Friday 9am-12pm
Inter-State Studios will in the Summitt Gym this Friday, Aug 2nd from 9am-12pm training their photographers. They are in need of live models. Bring your children around back to the gym doors (not the front doors) for a short modeling session anytime between 9am-12pm and receive a small photo package free of charge.

School Supplies list

We have the school supplies list in a printable format here or for pictures here

Please note that in many cases the school supplies are joined into a community bin and then passed back out randomly, so try to get as close to the described item as possible without deviation or personalization.

AISD Back to School Bash 
Join us Saturday, August 3, 2019 from 8 a.m.–noon at the Palmer Events Center, 900 Barton Springs Road.

Back to School Bash is a free event that brings thousands of families together to prepare students for the new school year. Free transportation is provided for AISD families every 30-45 minutes beginning at 6:30 a.m. from several AISD campuses. A list of transportation locations can be viewed at The event is free and open to the community.

Some of the key services provided at the event include:

•    More than 4,500 free Backpacks filled with school supplies will be provided to AISD students, while supplies last. 

•    Presentations on safety and educational best practices to help prepare students and parents for first day of school and beyond,

•    Free health screenings and booster seats,

•    Interpretation available in American Sign Language, Arabic, Burmese, Dari, Farsi, Kinyarwanda, Mandarin, Spanish, Pashto, Swahili and Vietnamese,

The Back to School Bash aims to give students everything they need to take advantage of the quality education offered at AISD, while promoting safety in and outside the school.

Free Summer Meals provided by AISD
The Austin School District provides FREE summer breakfast and lunch to children at a number of schools around the district.  There is no ID or application required!! See the link here for details or simply call 211 to find a school near you. 

Join the PTA in helping Summitt & your child
Did you know that an active and engaged family is directly related to student success? Please help Summitt by getting involved and getting connected to benefit your child.  Please review and consider the list of PTA program positions available for the 2019-2020.  For more info, simply email the officer overseeing the position. 

BOX TOPS is going digital
Thank you to all families who have helped us raise money by collecting Box Tops for our school.  Soon, the physical BOX TOP clips will be replaced by families scanning in their receipts for eligible products into a new mobile app. Detailed info to come over the summer.  In the meantime, please continue to clip and submit any physical BOX TOPS as they will all be accepted until the expiration date.

Online Registration Reminder for ALL 2019-2020 Students
ALL Returning Students MUST Register for the next school year. If you have not already, please Enroll NOW (scroll down on the site for returning students). THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! Enrolling early helps Summitt prepare accurately for the upcoming school year to minimize having to shift kids and teachers at the last minute. If you have any questions, please contact Elizabeth Flores, Summitt Registrar, at 512-414-4484. Or contact Melissa Seaton, Murchison Registrar, at 512- 414-4524. Please note that they are unable to place your child in a class until you have registered them!

Mark your calendars for next year
The District of Innovation Days for the Anderson Vertical Team for the 2019-2020 school year are currently set as follows, which means no school for students. For the latest calendar, click here

Davis, Doss, Hill, Pillow, Summitt, and Murchison:

  • September 23
  • October 11
  • January 7
  • February 14


  • October 11
  • January 7
  • February 14 

Need photographers for next year
Are you savvy on social media? Do you like taking pictures of your kids (and friends’ kids) at events? The Communications team needs you! We are looking for a team of 2-3 people to take pictures at Summitt events starting next school year. Your duties include attending major Summitt events, posting pictures to our Facebook page and also uploading it to our yearbook site. For more info, email

Need volunteers to update website
We need to update info on the Summitt website ( and need a few people to look through it and suggest the updates. We have a lot of pages with a wealth of info, but some of it is outdated. This is a good project to do over the summer. You do not need to know how to design or build a website. We will have people who can make those changes on the site if you let them know what is needed. For info, email

Searching for Appreciation Team Sponsors… 
Have you noticed the shout outs in the newsletter to Platinum Balloon Decor? Your business could be mentioned next school year! We’re looking for anything that will brighten the day for our hardworking staff: giftcards (either as a gift for the staff/teachers or for the Appreciation Team to use to purchase items), flowers/plants, decor, food/drinks, trinkets, supplies, poster printing, etc. If you own or work for a business that is interested in supplying a specific appreciation week (or a whole semester—or an entire school year!), please reach out to the Summitt Appreciation Team (

…and Appreciation Team Members
The Appreciation Team is looking for people to plan fun themes for appreciation weeks, create posters, decorate, put together goody bags/baskets, and streamline the “process of appreciation.” Whether you’re someone who loves any excuse to look at Pinterest, a person who has an eye for decorating, or someone who can make processes more efficient, we would love to have you! Please reach out: